How was your Valentine’s Day? Was it filled with Flowers, Chocolate, fancy dates, and a wild night? No? He was busy? Well…um…that’s sad to hear. If you know what’s up, then you might be the Sidechick, and we have some music for you today! Many recognize today, February 15, as “International Sidechick Day“, and we kick things off with our very own Spotify Playlist! If you know you have him on lock a couple days a week, if you know that he’ll appear at the drop of a dime, if you know you can rock his socks off better than his main lady can, then vibe to this Playlist at a high volume. If you’re not the Sidechick, and you two really couldn’t spend VDay together, then check out our “Dancehall Love” Playlist and make up for time lost. Press play on The Sidechick Day Playlist below!
Recently, a certain Artist opened a can of worms with a rather “spicy” single. While folks are in a uproar about it, we’ve heard it all before. The Dancehall culture has had a stance on certain sexual practices for years, but with more people having an open mind, some Artists tend to stir the pot by adding taboo themes in their singles. Here are a few that sparked the conversation.
1. Sycamore Tree – Lady Saw (1996)
In a year when the “Joyride Riddim” was taking over airwaves, the Dancehall Artist born Marion Hall used her platform to chase away men who wanted oral “favors” on “Sycamore Tree”. At the time, a woman who was known to do such things were often chastised, even from the recipients. Things have changed in 20 years…Do you remember?
2. Tanya Stephens – Freaky Type (1998)
Before your favourite Artist did it, Tanya was not afraid to put a spotlight on it. If you “burned” it out in public, but did it in the dark, you may not have liked this song. To Tanya it was always the ones most vocal against it were the “professionals”. Over a Baddis Production, she sure liked the “Freaky Type”.
“The Release” is an Entertainment Program featured on Hype TV every Tuesday at 8:30 PM, with repeats on Thursday and Saturday at 6:30 PM. Hosted by Talisa Taylor, Lisa-Sade and Janice Young, the program features some of the newest entertainment releases and upcoming events. In the season finale they covered the controversial topics that have flooded the Dancehall scene in 2015 and more. If you want to check out season 1, 2, and previous releases, look here. To get your releases featured, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and tell them 13thStreetPromotions sent you. Check out the latest releases below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
After premiering the single recently, Popcaan finally delivers the visuals for “Unruly Prayer“. Directed by RD Studios, Poppy gives thanks for everything while highlighting star studded cameos from Chi Ching Ching, Ce’cile, Creep, Drake, Dre Island, Niko, P. Reign, and many more. It’s Unruly x OVO SZN, get ready! Give thanks for the life you have, we never haffi deh yah dawg! Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
Producer Kryss Ras has made a mark on the scene recently with his “Arctic Riddim“. Featuring acts like Ce’cile and Prodi, today’s entry comes from Konshens. Titled “Live My Live“, Konshens speaks on ensuring he stays on the right path, encouraging the yutes to make the right moves, being true to himself and focusing on his mission to be successful. A great effort on the Arctic Riddim, Konshens usually has songs with a catchy hook and this is no different. Look out for more from Kryss Ras and Kryss Ras Records. Check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
It’s about to get crazy on door steps worldwide thanks to the “Bad Gal” Ce’cile with her new single. Titled “Door Step” and produced by Kryss Ras Records on the “Arctic Riddim“, Ce’cile lets her man know what crazy things they can do when they’re alone. The single’s artwork alone can paint a picture of what can happen with the “Bad Gal” but if it gets too intense, you might need a cold shower (haha!). Great song and a tuff production from Kryss Ras Records! Check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.